Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Practice makes perfect....right?

My dear friends who just had a baby asked me to come and take pictures of their little one. I was totally honored and super excited. I had so many ideas of what to do and couldn't wait to get there. I had so much fun with Connor, he is so small and such a sweet baby. He was a wonderful subject and so alert.

While I will have to admit that it didn't go as well as I had hoped we did get some good shots and I hope his parents are happy. I hope to be able to keep practicing and one day be able to get the results that I hope for. Here are a few of my favorites!




Monday, May 17, 2010

Fun in the sun

After going on a nice walk in the wonderful weather we decided to have a photo shoot in our friends backyard. We got some great shots. Here are a few!






Friday, May 14, 2010

So much fun!

I never really believed people when they told me that kids just get more fun as they get older. I mean what can be more fun that sitting and holding a new born? Well as Wilson continues to get old I am in total agreement. As he grows and learns more and develops more of his personality it is beyond fun to watch. Everyday he learns more and more words and it seems like every time I turn around he is doing something new and fun (at least it is always fun for him). I thought I would share some videos of some of the fun he is having as well as some pictures.

video video

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A look back

It all started 6 years ago in February. My sorority had an activity with Ryan's fraternity. We were put in the same group to play a game called skit in a bag. We were give a bunch of random items and told to make a skit. Below is one of our attempts at using some of the items. Notice I am dressing another guy and Ryan is looking right at me! While this is actually not how it turned out. We ended up dressing Ryan like aunt Jamima and he was the teacher in a preschool class (I think). Ryan claims that we was interested in me, while I don't really remember much about the night. Needless to say nothing really came of it.
A few months later in April one of my good friends told me she and her boyfriend wanted to set me up with the kid that trained him on his mission. I was totally up for it and waited for the call. A few weeks later I finally got a call from Ryan. We went on our first date on April 30, 2004 (hence the name of the blog). We doubled with our friends. We played an interesting game of mini golf, went to dinner and then back to our friends house to play a weird card game. And that was it. We started dating.

I knew about two weeks in that I loved him and that we would eventually get married. On October 9th we were engaged! There are some of our engagements.


Then on Friday May 13, 2005 we were married in the Salt Lake Temple! Happy Anniversary!!!



We lived in student housing for almost 2 years while I got my Bachelors and Ryan got his Bachelors and Masters. In April of 2007 we moved into our home. Shortly after we got our two kitties Toby and Jeeves!
On November 18, 2008 we had our beautiful boy Wilson.



And here we are a year and half later. A happy little family!


I can't believe it has only been 5 years since we were married. It feels like I have known Ryan forever. I am the luckiest woman in the world to have such a wonderful husband. He is so so good to me. Thanks my love for the last 5 years. Here is to an eternity more!

Welcome Connor

Our dear friends had their little boy last Saturday. They names him Connor Terry. We finally got to see him last night. He is adorable. So sweet. He slept the whole time we were there. Congrats Keri and Seth he is beautiful!



Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy late mothers day to you all you mothers out there. What a great day it was, well weekend. Since most of mothers day is spent at church or with our mothers, Ryan decided that all weekend can be mothers day for me! Friday night we spend a quite evening at home (loved it) Saturday night we went shopping and to dinner! Sunday I got breakfast in bed and then we got to go meet our new nephew. Then it was off to church and then time with our moms. What a great weekend!


I can't put into words the joy I find in being a mother. How spending everyday with my little man is a treasure. And watching him grow and develope everyday is amazing. He is a sweet sweet boy that gets busier and busier everyday, but I love it. One of my favorite things is to watch Wilson with some random item all on his own and having a ball doing it. He is creative to say the least.


Wilson and Ryan and the light of my life and I can't imagine life without them.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Welcome Alex

We have a new nephew today! Alex Brandon. Welcome to the world!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Have I ever mention?

Have I ever mentioned my obsession with shoes? Okay maybe it isn't an obsession. I just love love love them. I love my shoes (especially buying new ones). I love getting new shoes for Ryan! Something I don't think I ever expected was how much I truly adore Wilson's shoes. I always try to match his cute shoes with his outfit. Well here is my ode to his shoes! Aren't they the cutest things you have ever seen?


Saturday, May 1, 2010